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Death Of Baby, War On Blight Top Week's News In Bridgeport

Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn speaking with the media Wednesday morning about investigation into death of 2-month-old girl Tuesday afternoon.
Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn speaking with the media Wednesday morning about investigation into death of 2-month-old girl Tuesday afternoon. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here's a look at the top stories in Fairfield County this past week:

Stamford Police launched a criminal investigation into the death of 2-month-old Bella Redondo of New Canaan after the State's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner found that she had died of blunt force trauma to the head. Bella was taken by ambulance from Little Bears Beginnings Daycare after she began having trouble breathing, but doctors at the hospital found evidence of head trauma, police said.

Two young men playing Pokemon Go came upon a naked woman believed to be in her 20s and described as "beautiful" who was on a vandalism spree at a Westport church Wednesday afternoon.

Teammates past and present mourned the death of Patrick Healey , a 21-year-old Danbury High graduate and runner at New York University who was found dead in the Hudson River in Manhattan last week.

Pokemon go was all the rage across Fairfield County, with thousands on the hunt for the virtual characters everywhere from the Ferguson Library in Stamford to the Danbury Fair Mall . Police even got in on the action by offering safety tips.

Patty Lewis was a teacher at Westport’s Greens Farms Academy when she decided to open a top quality preschool in her memory of her husband, who died on Sept. 11, to help prepare children for entrance to the prestigious private school.

A recently retired Bethel police lieutenant committed suicide by shooting himself Tuesday night as he spoke with fellow officers.

Commuters were delayed for hours on Metro-North trains into Connecticut after three teenagers attacked, beat and robbed a 15-year-old boy near the Mamaroneck train station, forcing the railroad to shut down service.

Two local Republicans — one from Weston and one from Ridgefield — are headed to the GOP convention in Cleveland this week.

But a Norwalk man who identifies as a Republican says he will be forced to vote for Hillary Clinton — which he explains in song in a parody music video.

Onetime Greenwich resident — and daughter of Diana Ross — Tracee Ellis Ross is among the nominees for the 68th Emmy Awards for her role in "black-ish."

A jury found former physics teacher at Danbury High School Kayla Mooney not guilty Tuesday of charges of having sex with a male student.

After the police shootings of two black men in different parts of the country, hundreds of residents took part in protest rallies from Stamford and Norwalk to Bridgeport .

Girl Scouts from across Fairfield County are having a blast at Camp Aspetuck, a 16-acre camp that offers one- and two-week sessions every summer through early August.

A Norwalk resident has turned to Crowdsourcing to help fund his trip to the Democratic National Convention, where he will serve as a delegate for Bernie Sanders.

Foti Koskinas hasn't had a second to stop since taking over the reins as the new chief of police in Westport on April 1.

A Bridgeport woman was arrested after using her sister's name during a traffic stop in Wilton because she knew there was a warrant for her arrest in Bridgeport from six years ago.

Justin Goldstein, a 33-year-old meteorologist at WTNH-TV, was arrested on child pornography charges at the station's offices in New Haven.

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim declared war on blight and illegal dumping , calling for a new city ordinance to fine violators $100 for each day their properties are not cleaned up.

A Trumbull man who called 911 to claim he was hit by a car in May was arrested on charges of staging the incident.

Making strides: 69-year-old Brookfield resident Karen Hanlon walks nearly 80 miles every week .

The late delivery of a pizza led a Danbury man to threaten the delivery driver with a gun , while impersonating an officer, and to take the pizza without paying.

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